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ARGUMENT WRITING, NARRATIVE WRITING, & INFORMATIONAL  WRITING UNITS BUNDLE
The three Common Core writing types: argument, narrative, and informative, are fun and easy to teach using strong mentor texts and a step-by-step process. These highly-rated writing units include everything you need! Each writing resource is comprehensive and easy to use. The lessons at a glance p
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Middle Grades ELA Common Core Toolbox: Printables for Nearly Every Standard
The Middle Grades ELA Common Core Toolbox contains 77 learning activities aligned to the CCSS for grades 6-8. It includes printables that can be used multiple times throughout the year to address nearly all of the standards in reading literature and informational texts, and many of the speaking and
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Paragraph of the Week - Paragraph Writing with 60 Writing Prompts - Grades 6-8
This ready-to-use set of printables includes everything you need to provide your middle school students with fun and effective paragraph writing practice. You can use this as a Paragraph of the Week program, at a literacy center, as homework or in whatever way works for your curriculum. ~~~~~~~~~~~
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Expository Informative Explanatory Writing Unit Editable Common Core Bundle
This writing unit focuses on explanatory and informative (expository) writing and is aligned with the Common Core State Standards. It has also been recently updated to include Google Drive / Google Classroom editable handouts and MLA 8 style handouts. This IS included in my mega bundle: ALL of my W
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Writing with the RACE Strategy
This product contains 10 ready-to-use passages and short response questions to guide students through the use of the RACE strategy. RACE is a writing strategy to help students answer passage-based, short response questions in a formal style, with using clear reasons and text evidence, and to provide

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Graphic Organizer Multi-Pack
This fantastic collection contains everything you need to create beautiful, effective, customized graphic organizers. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- WHAT'S INSIDE: ✔ 15 EDITABLE graphic organizer d
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Types of Volcanoes Circlebook Activity
Students will erupt with excitement when they work on this fun and flashy circlebook activity! Ten mix-n-match templates feature ready-to-color illustrations of a Cinder Cone, a Composite Cone, and a Shield Volcano, complete with keys. For longer circle books, students can fill in additional templat
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Introductions are like Free Samples: 45-Minute Writing Lesson for ANY Essay!
Introduction paragraphs are like free samples of food – it’s your one chance to grab a customer (reader) and convince them to “buy in” and keep reading. This lesson teaches students that it’s important to not just have a great hook, but make the entire paragraph clear and compelling so that reader
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Essay Outline Writing Basics (Instruction & Practice) - Common Core Aligned
This free lesson on essay outlines includes 3 illustrated instructional printables and 5 practice activity templates. This resource requires no prep from the teacher as it provides everything essential to teaching efficient and effective essay outline technique. This resource emphasizes the importa
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Writing Resources Bundle Argument Expository Narrative Journalism
Writing instruction has never been easier! This download now includes ALL of my writing resources: argument and persuasive, expository (including journalism), and narrative (including creative) writing. In addition, I added helpful outlines, prompts, and rubrics. The skills practiced are standards-b
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GEORGE WASHINGTON'S SOCKS  Common Core Aligned Novel Unit
With its setting in the American Revolution, students get a first hand battle experience in the novel George Washington's Socks. For this Novel Study, here are - comprehension questions for every chapter, - topic specific student log/journal, which leads to an essay - name word search and spelling
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Text Dependent Analysis Essay
This instructional Powerpoint is a step-by-step guide for writing a text-dependent analysis essay. Through this presentation, students will gain a clear understanding of what a TDA essay is in terms of structure and content. In addition, students will be guided through the process of reading a pro
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Writing to Inform and Explain (Vol. 1): "And the Winner Is..."
Writing to Inform and Explain (Vol. 1): “And the Winner Is…” (A Mini-Writer’s Workshop for Grades 6-8) is part of a series of mini-workshops designed to engage even the most reluctant of young writers! This quick-paced, 2-week writer’s workshop is broken down into small, manageable steps which will
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Biography Report Interactive Notebook Google Drive Activities
This biography report is an interactive notebook digital resource to learn and practice the concept of writing a biography report and can be used to write a biography about anyone in the world! It is to be used for Google drive.This Google slides based interactive notebook contains a complete Biogr
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RESEARCH PAPER: FEATURE ARTICLE WRITER'S WORKSHOP IN MIDDLE SCHOOL ENGLISH
Research Paper: Feature Article Writer’s Workshop Say the words “research paper” to middle school students and their groans will echo through the school like a yodel in the Grand Canyon. Introduce the term “feature article,” and you have a fighting chance of piquing their curiosity. Before long, t

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Dystopia Literature Circles for Any Dystopian Fiction
This unit is perfect for literature circles, book clubs or whole-class instruction. Divide the book into four sections, and go! Group activities provided along with mini lessons and independent practice. Wrap up the genre study with a debate, essay, group discussion, or group activity. Use mul
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Google Drive Basics: 3-Course Bundle
Complete set of 3 video courses--over two full hours of video tutorials--teaching you and your students how to use Google Drive and three of its most academically useful tools: Docs, Slides, and Forms. *************************************************************************** Update: This course
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PHOEBE the SPY Novel Study
Griffin's book about a thirteen year old Black girl who saves George Washington, is a great read, especially for either Black History Month or Women in History. Works very well for both read-alouds and guided reading. This unit includes - - Reading Comprehension questions - including many quotes -
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SING DOWN the MOON Common Core Aligned Novel Unit
This Novel Study for Scott O'Dell's "Sing Down the Moon" contains focus questions for every chapter, WITH ANSWER KEYS. Questions cover fact retrieval, cause and effect, sequencing, tone, character analysis and more. The short length of this novel makes it a perfect read-aloud. There is a narrativ
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TEXT STRUCTURE READING /WRITING: POWERPOINT, NOTES, WORKSHEETS & TEST
Understanding text structure when reading is key to comprehension and key to writing informative texts. In this resource, you will find FULL sized text passages that include multiple text structures throughout. It also includes tasks that require students to approach topics from a writer's perspecti
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Writing Opening and Closing Paragraphs
Teach students to write outstanding introduction and conclusion paragraphs for persuasive/argument and informative/explanatory/expository essays. BEFORE YOU BUY: These lessons come from two larger units. Depending on your needs, it could be better deal to buy the units than the individual pieces!
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Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass Common Core Aligned Literature Guide
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass Teaching Unit, Narrative of Frederick Douglass Novel Guide, Frederick Douglass Book Study This Literature Guide for Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave is written using time-tested best practices for teaching, and is aligned wit
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Graphic Organizer Poster Pack
This beautiful set of 10 graphic organizer posters -- with four color options -- will help your students learn to use text structures to improve reading and writing. Used in conjunction with my Graphic Organizer Multi-Pack, these posters will visually reinforce students' study of text structures, wh
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Flowers for Algernon Short Story Unit
Flowers for Algernon Short Story Unit. In this bundle, you will find: Table of Contents Pre-Reading Questions Daily Lesson Calendar Bell Ringers and Exit Slips Close Reading Activities Paired Text Lessons Lesson Handouts Post-Reading Projects Culminating Writing Task Unit Assessment All common cor
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FICTION & NONFICTION UNITS -TEACH PRACTICE TEST GROWING BUNDLE-MIDDLE SCHOOL ELA
EVERY MIDDLE SCHOOL ENGLISH TEACHER needs the time-saving resources available with this HUGE, comprehensive bundle. It is chock full of middle school ELA units! It's ready to go; everything has been done for you! Complete lesson plans, notes, PowerPoint presentations, students' activities, and edit
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Literary Essay Writing Unit - Instruction and Practice (COMMON CORE ALIGNED)
Fantastic for the beginning of the year, this unit instructs the Literary Essay creatively, through informative template graphics and step by step prompts. Upon completion, students will feel confident in their understanding of the importance, applicability and necessity of the literary essay. Wha
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FREE Business Letter Format
Business Letter Format. FREE This business letter format shows that there are 6 parts to a business letter: heading, inside address, salutation, body, closing, and signature. Give the handout to your students as a model, and then let them compose their own business letter. Supports common core stand
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Writing Journalism Self Editing Self Check Handout {Editable}
Journalism Writing Self-Editing/Self-Check Handout for Students - offered in Microsoft Word so you can customize it! Do you have time to edit students' rough drafts? Isn't reading & grading final drafts time consuming enough? Do math teachers pre-grade homework & tests, turn them back to
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Writing Prompts MYSTERIES ... Tips   Rubrics  Checklists ... Grades 4-5-6
MYSTERY Themed Creative Writing Prompts FREEBIE . . . Four MYSTERY Writing Prompts in the Preview. . . FREE Vocabulary, Guidelines, Tips for Writing, Rubrics, Checklist for Students, Word Banks 25 prompts, photographs, elements . . . and more Grades 4-5-6 WRITING PROMPTS: for Mysteries
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Native American Report Interactive Notebook Google Drive Activities
This is a digital interactive notebook resource for your students to produce a research report on Native Americans. It is to be used for Google drive.This Google slides based interactive notebook contains a complete paperless Native American Research Report perfect for Chromebooks, HP Streams, and o
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INTRODUCTIONS AND CONCLUSIONS - Creative Hook - Middle School
*Creative Hook Introductions and Conclusions *Activities for Creative Hook Introductions and Conclusions *Creative Hook Introductions and Conclusions Comprehension *Differentiated Activities for Creative Hook Introductions and Conclusions *Enrichment Activities for Creative Hook Introductions and Co
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Middle School Technology Lesson Plans | High School Technology DOUBLE BUNDLE PBL
This bundle includes the first TWELVE technology lessons we have available in our store. Middle school and high school students LOVE these lessons! We developed these lessons for a project-based working environment and works great with any Project Based Learning or STEM goals. We give you the optio
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SNOW TREASURE Novel Study - Quick Quizzes and Activities
World War II involved children in a lot of ways, and as students read this novel set in Norway, they too get deeply involved in the tense, frequently dangerous situations. Study skills are interlaced in the Quick Quizzes as students also demonstrate their comprehension of events in the story. Incl
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Google Docs Basics: A Video Course for Students & Teachers
Teach yourself and your students to make the most of Google Docs with this 14-lesson video course, including printable Quick Notes and a differentiated Skills Challenge, to apply what you learn right away! *************************************************************************** Update: This cou
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THE MISSING GATOR OF GUMBO LIMBO Quick Chapter Quizzes and more
Focusing on the environment, for this outstanding, easy to read novel here are Quick Quizzes for each chapter - use like exit tickets. WITH ANSWER KEYS. Quiz styles vary - cause/effect, true/false, multiple choice, fill-in-the blank, etc See the preview for a breakdown of style and number of ques
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QUOTES as Supporting Evidence - Middle School
* Quotes as Supporting Evidence * Supporting Evidence in Writing * Activities for using Quotes as Supporting Evidence * Supporting Evidence in Writing Comprehension * Differentiated Activities for Supporting Evidence in Writing Comprehension * Enrichment Activities for Suppor
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CHASING VERMEER Novel Unit Common Core Aligned
For Chasing Vermeer, this Novel Study includes: One page quizzes for each of these sets of 4 chapters: Ch 1-4; 5-8; 9-12; 13-16; 17-20. A two page quiz for Ch 21-24. ALL ANSWER KEYS INCLUDED FOR THE ABOVE I have added a glossary and two pages of work sheets for word study, which include spel
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Outlining Manipulatives & Task Cards
Outlining improves composition of paragraphs, stories, and reports. No skill is a better tool for writers than outlining. Organizing topics, subtopics, and details leads to well-structured, coherent, and complete compositions. These sets develop outlining skills in 4 stages. In the first level, stu
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A LONG WALK TO WATER Novel Study
Set in northeast Africa, Linda Sue Park's fascinating biographical novel A Long Walk to Water, proves the power of the human brain and the depth of the human spirit under extraordinary circumstances. Here is a no-prep novel study that includes: - Board pages with appropriate pictures and discussio
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ELEVEN, by Patricia Giff, Novel Study
This novel study has questions for each chapter of ELEVEN, by Patricia Giff - WITH ANSWER KEY, and includes direct questions, reciprocal questions, cause and effect charts, summary practice, Venn diagram, and a vocabulary puzzle plus a word search. Interspersed in the study questions are definition
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Common Core Aligned Paragraphs and Pigs:  Teaching Paragraph Writing with Humor
With the HUMOR and knowledge of five expert pigs your lessons on paragraph writing will not be a BOAR! This CCRS aligned resource helps students not only write better paragraphs through scaffolded, high interest teaching materials but also provides test prep practice and review concerning the follo
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4 Common Core MS Models/Prompts for Argumentative/Informational Writing +Bonus
Model introductory paragraphs, topic sentences, supporting details (facts, statistics, expert testimony), and concluding paragraphs to support state writing tests and Common Core informational and argumentative writing. The provided 4 Common Core informational and argumentative prompts and model in
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It's a Wonderful Life - Literary Essay Writing (Christmas Activity)
This 10 page, Christmas themed assignment offers students the opportunity to practice the Literary Essay based on their response to the critically acclaimed film, "It's a wonderful Life". This assignment requires no prep and is a fantastic student led assignment which, after initial class discussion
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INTRODUCTIONS AND CONCLUSIONS - Several Methods - Middle School
*Several Methods of Introductions and Conclusions *Lesson Includes: Interesting Question, Riddle, Opinion, Definition, Figurative Language, Significant Quotation, Personal Experience *Activities for Introductions and Conclusions Identification *Introductions and Conclusions Comprehension *Different
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35 Compare & Contrast Writing Prompts for the Middle Grades (With Organizers)
This resource comes with an extensive, Common Core Aligned, 35 Compare & Contrast Writing Prompts for the Middle Grades. Perfect for helping students organize their thinking as they structure and format their Informational / Expository writing, these 4-square prompts provide a number of high int
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Bell Ringers for Middle School ELA Writing Prompts Using Quotations
Bell Ringers for Middle school. Use these Writing Prompts to teach Literary Devices. Daily Exercises using motivational quotations. 50 inspirational quotes for your students to write about. Explanations of literary devices and figurative language (such as similes, metaphors, symbolism, and analogy)
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Writing Task Cards
This resource is comprised of three parts: 1. Middle School Writing Prompt Task Cards for Argument, Narrative & Informative Writing + Research and Writing Skills 2. Self-Peer-Teacher Editing Checklists for Argument, Narrative & Informative Writing (CCSS Aligned) ***Available as a separat
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Ocean Animal Report Interactive Notebook Google Drive Activities
This is a digital interactive notebook resource for your students to produce a research report on ocean animals. It is to be used for Google drive.This Google slides based interactive notebook contains a complete paperless Ocean Animal Research Report perfect for Chromebooks, HP Streams, and other d
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The Monkey's Paw by W. W. Jacobs: Mentor Sentences, Quiz, and Writing Activities
This file includes a lesson plan, quiz, mentor sentence activity, theme analysis questions, and a writing activity for The Monkey's Paw by W. W. Jacobs. → The multiple choice quiz is basic. I use it for comprehension only, not analysis. 10 questions, multiple choice with 3 possible answers for eac
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PARAGRAPH TASK CARDS
- Suitable for grades 6 – 8 - High-interest, real-world topics - Common core aligned - Fun, playing card theme - Multiple text genres: opinion, definition, process, descriptive, narrative, cause and effect, and compare and contrast. - 4 categories covering the essential components of paragraph writi
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Percy Jackson Lightning Thief - Test, Quizzes, Essays
The Percy Jackson The Lightning Thief assessment package provides a complete suite of materials to assess your students' ELA skills and their comprehension of the novel. If you're looking for a comprehensive unit and suite of materials for Percy Jackson including this product, check out Percy Jackso
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ESSAY on the THEME OF A STORY: Two Templates - Basic and Advanced
This file is aimed at teaching students through modeling, to write about the theme of a story or novel. It uses templates that supply ideas for starting sentences, and instructions for each paragraph that give students guidance for organizing their ideas. There are two templates here: a basic matr
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